San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
¡Dinero! The Economics of Mexican Migration
Friday, May 9, 2014
Hosted at Borough of Manhattan Community College
Richard Harris Terrace
199 Chambers St., New York, NY 10007
This conference will be a gathering of scholars, business people and community organizations to disseminate research on aspects related to the economics of Mexican migration.
Organized by the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies and the Cross- Cultural Approaches to Latin@ Studies Faculty Interest Group at Borough of Manhattan Community College
The event will be livestreamed on the web at: http://www.livestream.com/bmccmediacenter
9:30am-10:30am: Welcome, Intros and demographic/issue overviews
Dr. Antonio Pérez, President of BMCC: Welcoming remarks
Alyshia Gálvez, Director, CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies and Associate Professor at Lehman College in the Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies
Carlos Menchaca, City Council Member, District 38, and Chair of Committee on Immigration
Leslie A. Martino-Velez, Associate Director, CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
Consul General, Ambassador Sandra Fuentes Beraín
10:30am -11:15am Keynote Address, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa
11:15am-11:30am: Morning coffee break
11:30am-12:45pm: Panel 1 - Transnational Labor, post-NAFTA
Claudia Delgado Villegas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México “‘No to Silence, No to Fear. Yes to Inclusion, Yes to Live with Dignity!’ How Mexican Immigrant Women Claim to be a Part of the 99%”
Alejandra González Jiménez, University of Toronto, “On Those Who Stay Behind: Volkswagen de México, Jobs, and Aspirations in Puebla”
Rodolfo Hernández Corchado, CUNY, The Graduate Center, “U.S-Mexico Integrations and Abandonment: Mixteco Indigenous Migration from the Montaña region, Guerrero to New York City”
Discussant: Carolina Bank Muñoz, Brooklyn College and CUNY,The Graduate Center
1:45pm-3:00pm: Panel 2 - Immigrant Financial Empowerment and Barriers to Financial Inclusion
Deyanira Del Rio, New Economy Project, Immigrant Financial Justice Project
Katherine Glynn-Broderick, NYC Office of Financial Empowerment, “Immigrant Financial Services Study”
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, University of California at Los Angeles, “From Shadows to Empowerment”
Brendan McBride, Remas
Discussant: Barbara Magnoni, EA Associates
3:00pm-4:15pm: Panel 3 - The Cost of Being Undocumented
Laird W. Bergad, Lehman College and CUNY, The Graduate Center, "Income Distribution, Wealth Concentration and Social Differentiation Among Mexicans in NYC"
Jasniya Sanchez, Qualitas of Life Foundation, “The Financial and Emotional Challenges of Being Undocumented”
Cesar Vargas, Dream Action Coalition, “DACA: a Perspective on Policy and Personal Economics”
Panelist and Discussant: Robert C. Smith, Baruch College and CUNY, The Graduate Center, “Legal Status, Family Bargains and Long Term Generational Mobility”
4:15pm-4:30pm: Afternoon coffee break
4:30pm-5:00pm: Arts Presentation
Emily Williamson, CUNY, The Graduate Center, “Can Mariachi Be Alternative? Contradictions in New York’s Latin Music Market”
Mariachi Flor de Toloache Performance
5:00pm: Ahuehuete Award/ CUNY-IME Becas Scholarship Award Ceremony
**Throughout the day, a community financial fair and book sale will be held outside of the conference venue.
Please note, in case attendance exceeds capacity, we will have an overflow room. The event will be livestreamed on the web at: http://www.livestream.com/bmccmediacenter
When & Where
Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY
On February 27, 2016, the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute reached its four year anniversary since its approval by the Board of Trustees. The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, based at Lehman College, is the culmination of nearly a decade of work by faculty, administrators, staff, and students to boost enrollment of Mexican and Mexican-American students, foster research with and about Mexico and Mexicans in the United States, and collaborate with community-based organizations to support and empower the Mexican immigrant community. With a special focus on Mexicans in the diaspora, especially Mexicans in New York, the Institute offers a space for the Mexican community to consider its own and an institutional location for support of scholarly and community advocacy projects. Fundamental to the Institute's foundation and success will be its ability to further new projects with community and cultural organizations, to channel projects already underway and to build on existing efforts within and outside of CUNY.
Mexicans constitute the fastest-growing national sub-group in New York City, due to high rates of immigration and births. If these rates remain the same, the Mexican population will surpass that of other Latino groups in New York City by the year 2024. The number of Mexicans living in New York City has grown 57.7 percent in the last decade. The Mexican population in New York City is 319,126, according to U.S. Census data for the most recent year available, 2010. With the growth of this population comes a need for institutions that advocate for the population and support the development of community leadership and mobilization. In CUNY, the Mexican student population has grown 265% since 2000!
In 2005, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson founded the Taskforce for Mexican and Mexican-American Educational Futures and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with then-Consul General Arturo Sarukhan (currently Ambassador of Mexico to the United States). With the CUNY Board of Trustees' approval of the Institute on February 27, 2012, the Institute becomes the first center of Mexican studies on the East Coast. It serves to channel and foster the work in which CUNY faculty, administrators, and students have already been engaged--to research, advocate with, and serve the Mexican community in our city. CUNY is a large institution, with twenty-three campuses and a quarter of a million students, and thus, the Institute's agenda is ambitious. It seeks to provide an umbrella, linking and facilitating research and programming across the system. Existing programs are invited to link their work to the Institute, enabling facilitation of greater resources, support, visibility, and cooperation. Faculty already engaged in research on Mexico or Mexicans in the U.S. are invited to share their findings, collaborate, and draft proposals for new research.